Monday, August 7, 2017

A New Post! HISTORIC - RARE - MINT 1957 Disneyland pass handwritten & signed by Walt Disney!

Hello Everyone!  Well its been a while since we've had a new post so here goes.

I stumbled across this little gem on Ebay (link). Dated March 24, 1957, this complementary pass to Disneyland is reportedly signed by Walt Disney himself.

These early passes are not totally uncommon as they were available for purchase during the off seasons, here's a nice set from 1962 (link). The complementary ones are less common, one signed by Walt would be ultra-mega rare.

The eBay auction has a "Buy it Now" price for (are you sitting down?) $10,000!!!!  According to the seller "dated two years after the park opened in 1955...stamped .March 24, 1957 .....pass is made out to Robert Cobb....owner (now deceased) of the once very famous Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood and creator of the world famous Cobb Salad. The name of Robert Cobb on the pass is entirely handwritten by Walt Disney and signed as well."

I'm no handwriting expert but this does look like other "real" signatures of Walt from the 1950's. What do you think?

Here's a check signed by Walt in 1956 (yours for only $2,895!! link) the signatures do look very similar...

Friday, April 1, 2016

The "F" Ticket repost

In June of 1959 Disneyland added the “E” ticket to its lineup of letter attractions tickets. The “E Ticket” has since become part of the American Lexicon. What's not as well know is that in the spring of 1964 Walt was looking for ways to increase Disneyland’s ticket revenue, that World’s Fair thing was costing him a bundle.

As was customary, Walt left the details to his trusted employees and they came up the idea of “plusing” all the existing E-ticket attractions at once and moving them to a new “F” Ticket. Rumor has it Walt was not keen on the use of the letter “F” (as in failure or worse) and the idea was quickly scrapped. What you are looking at here is an extremely rare June 1964 limited test run of Disneyland’s only “F” ticket.

*** Yes it's been three years since I did a post, the dog seriously ate my homework! I'll try and post more soon. ****

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall is More FUN at Disneyland - 1970

Here's a fun Disneyland flyer for Magic Kingdom Club members.  When I look at this artwork it emotes 1970, I don't even need to look at the "9/70" date code, that family on the Trolley is 1970.

Get your FREE Magic Kingdom Club Card at your personnel or recreation office.  Brer Bear is holding a Club Card just like this one from an previous post (link).

Friday, August 23, 2013

Grad Nite 1964 - The Program

Yes this blog still lives! I'm staying with my excuse that the dog ate my homework. I got the dog a stronger leash so more posts soon.

Today we're going to Grad Nite at Disneyland - 1964!  This wonderful souvenir program scan was sent to the blog by reader "Don", thank you Don!  You sent a great item!

Is your High School on the list? Mine wasn't built yet...

The Elliott Brothers Orchestra played, they are my favorite "Disneyland" band, go ahead, listen...

You can hear the entire Elliott Brothers album here (link).

A Hootenanny, I know Jason would dig that.  What great names, The Space Men, The Astronauts, Mad Mountain Ramblers!

A brand new Mustang.  I bet the door lock grommets rattled, they all did!

Nice luminescent look...


From a previous post, the Ticket and Photo Card.

----- Originally posted June 17, 2008 (link - includes 1965 Tencennial Supplement in color) ----

And here is what you could have won, a brand new 1964 ½ Mustang. The Mustang was introduced mid-year on April 17, 1964. Ford considered it a “1965” model, but there were subtle difference between it and the “True 1965” models that were built after that first summer. Isn't she pretty?

The evolution of the first Mustang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Magic Kingdom Club Special Guest Pass - May 16, 1965

Here's a fun sticker, its a Disneyland Special Guest Pass from May 16, 1965.  This was for the 8th Anniversary Party of the Magic Kingdom Club. Of course it's Non-Transferable.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer at Disneyland, It's Totally Hot - 1986

Summer is almost here at Disneyland and for 1986 It's Total Hot!  See Minnie's new parade "Totally Minnie", Dance at Videopolis!, Enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade and "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks.  1986 sure seems like a long time ago...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Family Fun Party at Disneyland - May 31, 1978

Its time for a Family Fun Party at Disneyland, May 31, 1978! This is a Private Party, the "General Public" will not be admitted.

Awesome art work!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

VIP Party at Disneyland - April 25, 1982

(Pretend today is April 25th...)  31 Years ago you could attend a VIP Party at Disneyland, April 25, 1982 Noon to 10PM.   This is not to be confused with a "Private" party since the "General Public Will Be Admitted" rats!

Monday, May 6, 2013

This is California - 1957

Welcome back to my blog, its been a little quiet lately, "all work and no play", bla, bla, bla.

Today we've neat old book from 1957, "This is California".  Karl Obert is the photographer and there are some fine (black and white only) photographs in this book. 

Where was this taken from?

Fairytale Castle... Are those the infamous "Midget Horses"?

Looks like a good size audience for the Flight Circle.

Some love for Knott's Berry Farm.

This must be the "Pike" with that freakish Hi Ride crane thing from hell.


So that's what MacArthur Park was intended to be like.

This spot has changed very little since 1957.

This last one here is for my friend Major.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cleo Moore at Disneyland - June 28, 1956

Who can forget blonde bombshell Cleo Moore? Here she is at Disneyland in June of 1956 with a bunch of coaches that are do doing there every best not to look at... the camera. For some reason a '56 Coupe de Ville just came to mind.